STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Paris officials charge first suspect in Kardashian heist 

French authorities have filed the first charges against a suspect in the armed jewellery heist of Kim Kardashian West.

Published: 12th January 2017 11:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2017 11:53 PM   |  A+A-

Kim Kardashian West (File Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

PARIS: French authorities have filed the first charges against a suspect in the armed jewellery heist of Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutors' office said Thursday.

Preliminary charges of armed robbery in an organised gang, kidnapping and criminal association were filed against a 63-year-old suspect, which the prosecutors' office named only as Yunice A.

Prosecutors also requested the suspect's continued detention.

Robbers are believed to have forced their way into the private apartment where Kardashian West was staying during Paris Fashion Week in October, tied up the reality TV star and stolen more than $10 million worth of jewellery.

Earlier, French authorities released three men and a woman who were among 17 suspects detained Monday. Ten suspects — nine men and one woman — remained in custody Thursday.

They included Gary Madar, 27, the brother of Kardashian West's Paris chauffeur.

Madar worked for the same car service company as his chauffeur brother Michael Madar, 40.

Authorities are focusing on the possibility that the robbery was an inside job.

Meanwhile, Kardashian West used Instagram to reveal that she's jetting to Dubai for her first major public appearance since the Paris ordeal — headlining a Friday masterclass by her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp